Fleye Foil Fox Candy- by Holger Lachmann

featured, Fly Patterns, Step-by-Step Tutorials — By on February 7, 2013 11:48 am

Here’s a Surf Candy style pattern tied with the Fleye Foils by Bob Popovics. The tail made out of arctic fox wiggles nice in the water. Much better than most synthetics. It’s not just a battern for the saltwater fisherman, you can also fish it in freshwater. Small sizes for trout and char for example, bigger ones for asp. Just give it a try.

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Hook: Gamakatsu SS15/T # 4
Thread: Mono
Tail: Arctic Fox
Flash: Krinkle Mirror Flash Pearl
Body: Senyo’s Laser Dub, Bob Popovics’ Fleye Foils “Silverside” and uv-resin

Tie in the arctic fox as tail and 3 strands of krinkle mirror flash, one on each side and one on top.

3mm in front of the fox, tie in a bunch of white senyo’s laser dub on the top of the hook shank and one underneath.

Do the same with a bunch of laser dub holographic minnow belly 3 mm infront of the white dub.

Now, pick two colors of laser dub of your liking, here it’s light olive and shrimp pink, and tie it in like you see above.

Pull the laser dub backwards, that’s how you put a bit of volume to the head, otherwise it won’t fit to the shape of the foil.

Put a foil on each side. Just tie in the little “nose” of the foil with a couple of turns and whip finish the fly.

Pull the laser dub and the foils backwards and start to applicate the uv resin on the body. The resin should soak into the dubbing, that gives the fly later some translucency. Mostly it’s easier to applicate two layers of uv resin. You got much more control of everything.

If you don’t use a tackfree uv resin, put a thin coating of nail varnish on the uv resin to get a tackfree glossy finish.

That’s it! Ready for fishing!

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  1. Mike Sueirro says:

    I’m sorry, but there is no such word as “applicate.”
    The word you want is simply “apply.”

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  2. John kendzorski says:

    Fox tail is a great natural fur that absorbs water and is perfect for a sinking streamer. To get it deeper in the water column I use a few wraps of .025 on the hook shank. Great for flies from 2″-4″.

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  3. Eagle says:

    Who cares what the word is. I’m glad he posted it, and we don’t need knit pick someone trying to do something good.

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  4. haresear says:

    Applicate is indeed a word, and it was used properly.

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  5. Gary Cima says:

    Awesome fly Holger! Your work is GREAT!

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  6. RICKY says:


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  7. Edward says:

    Super pattern,looks easy to do. What other more commonly available hooks can take the place of the Gamakatzu? Such as which in the GCO lineup will do?

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  8. Richard says:

    I didn’t think there was such a word as applicate either. And as to “knit picking” the proper term is nit picking, which I’m now guilty of.

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